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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 2, June 2016

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Gabriel Patterson
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Cold Blooded

At a young age they used mom's Tupperware and aluminum foil to recreate the Stanley Cup. They took pictures and posed with it. First Eddie would hoist it in the air; then it was Eric's turn. Finally, they lifted it together with their index fingers raised. Their adolescent legs inside ice skates looked like toothpicks pinched into cubes of cheese yet they were agile and skated seamlessly.

Now Eric serves seven-layered nachos at the arena. Fans drop tips into an empty plastic beer cup. On his break he sneaks a peek at the ice, taking in some action before eventually clocking out, unlocking his bike and pedaling home.

Eddie still dreams about playing hockey.

city rainbow
replacing a pot of gold—
the corner store

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